Actor and Strategy Models: Practical Applications and Step-wise Approaches

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A practical how-to guide for more effective planning through multi-actor modelling. Careful planning is the cornerstone of a successful initiative, and any plan, policy, or business strategy can only be successful if it has the support of different actors. These actors may be actively pursuing their own agendas, so the plan must not only offer an optimal solution to the problem, but must also fit the needs and abilities of the actors involved. Actor and Strategy Models: Practical Applications and Step-wise Approaches provides a primer on multi-actor modelling, based on the fundamental premise that actor strategies are explained
by investigating what actors can do, think, and want to achieve. Covering a variety of models with detailed background and case examples, this book focuses on practical application. Step-by-step instructions for each approach provide immediately actionable insight, while a general framework for actor and strategy modelling allows the reader to tailor any approach as needed to optimize results in terms of situation-specific planning. From game theory and argumentative analysis, through social network analysis, cognitive mapping, and beyond, this book provides valuable insight for more effective planning.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHoboken, NJ
Number of pages400
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-119-28476-5
ISBN (Print)978-1-119-28470-3
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • actor models
  • actor analysis
  • stakeholder analysis
  • network analysis
  • planning
  • Strategic management
  • Policy analysis

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